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Callback Study – We Need Your Help!

Dear EU Professional Members

During the last two annual meetings, Dr. Clem  Ehoff, Professor of Accounting at Central Washington University, was given the opportunity to present his research concerning how elevator preventive maintenance was measured from the elevator company’s and the customer’s viewpoint.  Dr. Ehoff has contacted Elevator U about conducting a callback study with our members to gain more useful information on this subject. Below, he outlines his objectives and, with the participation of EU Professional Members, we feel this study can provide valuable information that can be used to address these issues in the future.

From Dr. Ehoff:

Callbacks and response time are the two indicators that seem to influence preventive maintenance satisfaction. I am curious to find out how the age of equipment affects callbacks. I am also interested in gathering data to gain insight on the following questions:

  1. What is the mean time between callbacks (MTBC) for a given period, preferably a one-year period and what is the average age of the equipment?
  2. Is MTBC from a self-service provider better or worse than preventive maintenance furnished by an elevator company?
  3. Does the age of equipment affect MTBC, and if so, by how much?
  4. What is the average callback response time?

If the Elevator U members would elevator supply copies of callback logs, I will be happy to perform an analysis that hopefully will shed insight to the above questions and lead to the development of a standard that can be used to evaluate elevator preventive maintenance.

Thank you for your support in this matter. I look forward to beginning this project. 

Download Documents Here

Elevator U Call back Study.xlsx

Elevator U Call back Study – Sample UVA.xlsx

Please consider participating in this study for the benefit of the industry and your university.  We are requesting data from Oct. 31, 2016 through Oct. 31, 2017.  You can use the below callback log, or send us your own logs that are already completed.  Also attached is an example for your review.  Feel free to email our president, Eddie Morris (University of Virginia) with your questions at any time.

Elevator U – Board of Directors

1st Conference for Elevator U @ RMA APPA 2015

RMA03 RMA02 RMA01 RMA10 RMA09 RMA08 RMA07 RMA06 RMA05 RMA04On September 9-11, 2015 Elevator U attended the annual RMA APPA conference at Big Sky, Montana. The attendee’s were from public and private universities, and community colleges that came together for an opportunity to learn and network together. Attendee’s from seven states Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming plus the Canadian Provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories, and new in 2013, the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Durango, Nayarit, Sinaloa, and Sonora. The event included a business partner’s exhibit hall for firms that support the facilities profession. Elevator U exhibited for the first time at this year’s conference to network with facilities professionals, to educate them on elevator safety for college students through its “Rise Up, Safe Rider” program, and we were looking for an introduction to the person that is responsible for their facilities elevators. We ultimately planned on getting that person the information to explain the benefits that Elevator U offers to educational facilities. The attendees were able to network with other professionals from around the country and share in their expertise. The educational facilities workplace has been transformed in recent years by a variety of forces. Intense competition, advancing technology, changing values, and a global economy have created new challenges for the management of educational facilities. This organizations fresh approach of developing leadership towards organizing and managing this new environment, shows us all the new direction of educational facilities in the future.

 

Media Contact:   Elevator U          Glenn Duncan    708-371-2444

2015 EU Conference Registration

Register For The 2015 EU Conference By Clicking This Link!

The weekend prior to the Elevator U Conference at Ohio State University will be a 2 day major country music festival June 20th and the 21st.  We recommend that you book your room now before they fill up.

The 18th annual Elevator U conference is planned for June 23-25, 2015.  The conference is being hosted by The Ohio State University (Elevator U Professional Member Kathleen Harper), Columbus, OH. The conference and vendor expo will be held at the Blackwell Inn and Conference Center. The agenda includes great educational sessions for all, a vendor show, silent auction and the return of the popular Vendor-mercials.

The following presentations have been approved by NAESA International for Continuing Education Units.
• Elevator Cab Modernization: New Shells vs Interiors Only – .1 CEU
• Hydraulic Telescopic Jack Application and Service – .1 CEU
• Improving Maintenance Through Inspection – .1 CEU
• Inspections and AHJs -.05 CEUs
• Review of the Elevator Industry Field Employee’s Safety Handbook – .1 CEU
• Wire Rope Maintenance – .1 CEU

The NAEC Education Committee has reviewed your Continuing Education Application for the 2015 Elevator U – Annual Conference. We are pleased to inform you that the committee has approved the educational content at total value of 5.5 hours CET, 4.5 hours CAT and 1.0 Safety credit for a total of 6.5 contact hours.

Elevator Cab Modernization – 1.0 CET
Hydraulic Telescopic Jack Application & Service – 1.0 CET/CAT
Improving Maintenance through Inspection – 1.0 CET/CAT
Improving Performance on Hydraulic Elevator – 1.0 CET/CAT
Inspections & AHJs – 0.5 CET/CAT
Review of EIFESH – 1.0 Safety
Wire Rope Maintenance – 1.0 CET/CAT

To view the online conference agenda brochure click the link below.
EU-Handout-2015.pdf

Presenters/Exhibitors Guide:
EU-Exhibitor-Presenatation-Guide-15.pdf

 


One of the topics of education will include discussion on the benefits of having your own in-house elevator repair team or whether to contract those services outside your facility. Elevator U has professional members who do both and the information they share will be helpful in determining what the pros and cons are of each.

Golf Outing – Monday June 22nd, 2015

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Golf Outing – 1pm Shotgun Start
Ohio State University Golf Club
www.ohiostategolfclub.com
$65/person – Gray Course
Transportation to the golf course is up to the participants.

Club rental is extra and must be set up ahead of time by the individual. A shirt with a collar or mock collar must be worn and shorts must be at least mid thigh in length. No denim is allowed and no steel spikes; soft spikes only.

The 2015 Elevator U Conference tentative schedule is as follows and is subject to change.

Day 1 – Tuesday June 23rd, 2015
– Registration
– Educational Sessions
– Social Activity at Night

Day 2 – Wednesday June 24th, 2015
– Educational Sessions
– Vendor-Mercials
– Vendor Expo – During Lunch & Dinner
– Dinner, Open Bar, EESF Silent Auction

Day 3 – Thursday June 25th, 2015
– Educational Sessions Morning
– Closing Luncheon

EU Conference Fees
$300 per person – 3-Days – **Includes $100 Membership Fee For 2015-2016 Year

Exhibitor Fees – 10 X 10 Foot Exhibit Space
$1000 per booth space/company EU Member – Includes Exhibit Table & Educational Conference For One Representative. **Includes $100 Membership Fee For 2015-2016 Year
$130 per person for an extra worker
8 x 2.5 Foot Draped Tables Provided
***Table Top Booth Exhibit***

Please note that we will send out a full conference agenda with presentation topics as soon as the speakers are all confirmed.

As with every year, plan on great learning experiences, interesting conversation and awesome networking opportunities from your colleagues. Register today through our online registration website.

 

1st Conference for Elevator U @ SRAPPA 2014

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On October 5-6, 2014 Elevator U attended the annual SRAPPA conference at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. The attendee’s were from public and private universities, and community colleges that came together for an opportunity to learn and network together. Attendee’s from eleven states plus the U.S. Caribbean islands make up the SRAPPA region – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The event included a business partner’s exhibit hall for firms that support the facilities profession. Elevator U exhibited for the first time at this year’s conference to network with facilities professionals, to educate them on elevator safety for college students through its “Rise Up, Safe Rider” program, and we were looking for an introduction to the person that is responsible for their facilities elevators. We ultimately planned on getting that person the information to explain the benefits that Elevator U offers to educational facilities. The attendees were able to network with other professionals from around the country and share in their expertise. The educational facilities workplace has been transformed in recent years by a variety of forces. Intense competition, advancing technology, changing values, and a global economy have created new challenges for the management of educational facilities. This organizations fresh approach of developing leadership towards organizing and managing this new environment, shows us all the new direction of educational facilities in the future.

Elevator U @ MAPPA 2014

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On September 18-19, 2014 Elevator U attended the annual MAPPA conference at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana . The attendee’s were from public and private universities, and community colleges that came together for an opportunity to learn and network together. Attendee’s from seven states make up the MAPPA region – Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The event included a business partner’s exhibit hall for firms that support the facilities profession. Elevator U exhibited at this year’s conference to network with facilities professionals, to educate them on elevator safety for college students through its “Rise Up, Safe Rider” program, and we were looking for an introduction to the person that is responsible for their facilities elevators. We ultimately planned on getting that person the information to explain the benefits that Elevator U offers to educational facilities. The attendees were able to network with other professionals from around the country and share in their expertise. The educational facilities workplace has been transformed in recent years by a variety of forces. Intense competition, advancing technology, changing values, and a global economy have created new challenges for the management of educational facilities. This organizations fresh approach of developing leadership towards organizing and managing this new environment, shows us all the new direction of educational facilities in the future.

EU Donates $2,500 to the EESF!

At the National Association of Elevator Contractors 2011 Convention and Conference in New Orleans the Board of Directors of Elevator U presented Barbara Allen, Director of the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation a check for $2500. Elevator U is proud to support the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation and will continue to do so in the future. Elevator U worked with the EESF to create the Rise Up Safe Rider Program which is geared for the College/University setting. For more information visit http://www.eesf.org/education/riseupsaferider_information.html

Pictured Front: Barbara Allen – EESF Director &Martin Culp – EU President

Back Row:  Brad O’Guynn, Bob Schumacher, Laurie Dueitt, Glenn Duncan, Mark Ortman, Steve Pydynowski and Tom Sybert

Join EU Today!

Become a Member of Elevator U!

This might just be the best investment you can make this year! If you would like to become a member of Elevator U, please fill out the membership application on our EU Registration site.

 

 

 

Elevator World Discounts for Elevator U Members

Now members of Elevator U can receive discounts on both print and digital subscriptions to ELEVATOR WORLD magazine.  All members of Elevator U will automatically receive a FREE six-month digital subscription, sent to your e-mail address on file.  After the trial period, your digital subscription can continue each year for only $15 (regularly $25).  Members can also save 20% when they subscribe to the printed version of ELEVATOR WORLD – only $60.00 for one-year (regularly $75). Subscribers of ELEVATOR WORLD also receive a 15% discount on all educational materials including continuing education!

To take advantage of these discounts, simply enter the code word “Elevator U” in the comments section upon checkout at www.elevatorbooks.com. The discount will be reflected after purchase.

For more information, or to order your subscription by phone, contact Brad O’Guynn at Elevator World:

Phone:  (800) 730-5093, Ext. 38
e-mail:  brad@elevator-world.com

 

Click The Video Below To Watch Professional Member Dave Flint From The University of Michigan Talk About Elevator U

Professional members shall be those individuals who are Facility Managers, Mechanics, Architects, or Engineers. They shall not be employees or principals of any business entity controlling or directing the application, manufacture, distribution, sales, or marketing of products and services. Professional members shall be eligible to vote, serve on committees, and to hold any office of ELEVATOR U.

Industry members shall be those individuals who are employees or principals of any business entity controlling or directing the application, manufacture, distribution, sales, or marketing of products and services. Industry members shall be eligible to vote, serve on committees, and to hold any office of ELEVATOR U.

Affiliate members shall be those individuals who are in the industry, such as consultants and employees of consulting or inspection concerns and government agencies or inspectors, and who share an interest in the activities of ELEVATOR U. Affiliate members shall be eligible to vote and shall be eligible for election to the Board of Directors.

Associate members shall be those individuals who are not actually within the industry, such as educators and employees of business concerns and government agencies, but who share an interest in the activities of ELEVATOR U. Associate members shall not be eligible to vote nor shall they be eligible for election to the Board of Directors.

Honorary members shall be professional, industry, or associate members who have been members in good standing in ELEVATOR U, have reached the age of retirement, and have been recommended for such change in status by documented application to the Secretary. Members so qualified may, upon approval of their application by ELEVATOR U, be granted the status of Honorary Member. They shall have the rights and privileges of a professional, industry or associate member in accordance with the classification held at the time of application for change in status.

EU Bylaws Download – 2017

EU-ByLaws 2017.pdf Download

2011 – Elevator U Conference Registration Now Open

Elevator U Conference – 2011

Tuesday, June 07, 2011 8:00 AM –
Thursday, June 09, 2011 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Penn State University – Penn Stater
800-233-7505
215 Innovation Boulevard
State College, Pennsylvania 16803
United States
Map and Directions

The 14th annual Elevator U conference is planned for June 7-9, 2011.  The conference is being hosted by Penn State University (Brad Haldeman), State College, PA. It will be located at the Penn Stater in State College, PA. Visit Lodging link for additional information.

The agenda includes great educational sessions for all, a vendor show, silent auction and the return of the popular, Vendor-mercials.

Conference Brochure – ElevatorU-Conference-Handout-2011

Day 1 – Tuesday June 7th, 2011
– 9 am to 4 pm – Factory Tour of Wirerope Works
– 5-9 pm – Social Event

Day 2 – Wednesday June 8th, 2011
– Educational Sessions – Hollister Whitney – MRL’s, Certified Conveyance Training Corp – Kinetic Door Force Measurement Tool, Magnetek – Elevators vs. Auxiliary  Power Generators, Planning, Design & Successful Integration of New Technologies.
– Vendor-Mercials
– Vendor Expo – During Lunch & Dinner
– Dinner, Open Bar, EESF Silent Auction

 

Day 3 – Thursday June 9th, 2011

– Educational Sessions Morning – MRL vs. Hydraulic – When, Where, Why? Crackerbarrel, Elevator World – Industry Update.
– Closing Luncheon

EU Conference Fees
$200 per person – 3-Days – EU Member
$350 per person – 3-Days – EU Non-Member

CANCELED – Separate CEU Session – 1 Full Day – Separate from the rest of the conference. (June 8th, ALL DAY, 8am to 5 pm) .8 Continuing Education Units or CEU’s (8 Hours)


Exhibitor Fees – 10 X 10 Foot Exhibit Space
$900 per booth space/company EU Member – Includes Exhibit Table & Educational Conference For One Representative.
$130 per person for an extra worker
8 x 2.5 Foot Draped Tables Provided

$1100 per table/company EU Non Member – Includes Exhibit Table & Educational Conference For One Representative.
$200 per person for an extra worker
8 x 2.5 Foot Draped Tables Provided

As with every year, plan on great learning experiences, interesting conversation and awesome networking opportunities from your colleagues. Register today through our online registration website.